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Poster: dark.starz Date: Feb 20, 2011 6:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Zappa And The Dead

The first large production rock concert i saw was Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention at The Auditorium Theater in Chicago, May 21, 1971.

They performed Peaches en Regalia and introduced Billy The Mountain. The audience remained in their seats and it was impressive the orchestrative sound this band produced.

Zappa was a major talent and ego in the grand scheme of the underground music industry in the 60's/70's. He/They strongly felt that the Mothers of Invention were head and shoulders above all the other bands of the day in terms of musicianship.

An interesting documentary film is available from netflixs;

http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Frank-Zappa-and-the-Mothers-of-Invention-In-the-1960s/70115181




This post was modified by dark.starz on 2011-02-21 02:23:30